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of central avenue in capital heights. it happened late tuesday night. tracee wilkins joins us from capital heights with more on the investigation. tracee? >> reporter: this is a 15-year-old kid who was raised in this neighborhood, went to high school a block away from where we are standing right now, was shot and killed right here in front of this apartment complex. the police were back in front of the central garden apartments in capital heights this morning. they were searching for clueing and taking another look at the murder scene. >> we aren't for certain what happened. we know that a call was transpired from him to his home telling his mom he was en route home. he never made it home. 15-year-old justin pennell, a freshman at central high school was found shot on the squawk about 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. his cousin says, after a day of suffering from multiple gunshots, doctors said this morning, they had done all they could do for him. >>> police have taken spray paint and painted up to nine different markers of where justin was shot. the sidewalk is still stained with his blood. fami
explain to use. folks who experienced this fire, who were inside the building when this happened, they tell me that the smoke was so stng, it smelled almost like rubber burning and because of that it was very difficult for them to breathe. they also sayhat as they were trying to exit, when they saw that in some cases it wasn't safe for them to exit the best thing for them to do, head to one of these windows and just get some air and wait for officials to come and rescue them. there were folks who were seriously injured in this fire. to explain how serus this was, i'm told by witnesses who we out front of this building before firefighters arrived here on the scene that there were some people who got out on their own. these people were sevely burn including this child and we're told that child is in critical condition at children's hospital. this witness also tell me that while he was standing in front of this building he witnessed someone jump from most likely the sixth floor of this building and he ss when he think it ground it was a very ha hit, a very grask scene here. investig
just learned that green party u.s. senate candidate natasha pettigrew has died. she was riding her bike near prince georges community college in largo when she was struck. the driver, christy littleford said she thought she hit an animal and drove to her home even though the bicycle was lodged under her suv. at this point, police have not charged littleford. we are continuing to follow the story and also the robbery. more redales on -- details on our website wusa9.com and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> d. c. police have charged adams of maryland with involuntarmanslaughter. 26-year-old julia bartletter of austria was killed. the accident happened nearly two weeks ago near 18th street northwest in the adams morgan area. adams was driving under the influence when the crash happened. >>> the growing problem of texting and talking while driving is taking center stage today in washington. transportation secretary ray lahood is hosting a distracted driving summit. at the same time, the d. c. police are cracking down on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where
of your top stories are coming up. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we're glad you're with us this morning as we take a look down at wisconsin avenue at 5:00 on this tuesday morning. good morning and thank you for being with us this morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm he sarah simmons in for gurvir this morning. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it will still be a little warm out there for the first day of school. not bad though t will be good for the kids not to have to go back to school in the rain there in virginia. so definitely not quite fall yet but we could still be visited by summer as tony struggles just to come back with us. >> after the hot yoga session. >> happy to be back. good morning, everybody. a fine forecast today. we'll see warmer temperatures today than we've seen during last couple of days but not a bad day for the first day of school for those who were remaining at summer vacation. it is all over today, folks. let's take a look at what is happening out there. we'll start with the current conditions. little 70 degrees in the d.c. area at reagan national. sate
. montgomery county police are searching for an armed gunman and they are using everything, from police cars to helicopters. a woman who lived at the avalon apartments tells news 4 that at 7:20, a woman ran door to door screaming for help saying someone was trying to shoot her. soon after, police surrounded the avalon apartment. montgomery county police say she know who their suspect is. the search to get him in custody led to partially closing the streets. police have also closed nearby exits, 270. people who live inside the af r avalon have been told to stay on the inside. those outside are not being allowed back in. >> they keep saying there may be a gentlemen with a gun squr omee in one of the garages or buildings. i have to go to work. >> reporter: that garage is the center of the investigation which is still ongoing. we are told forensics will be coming out an trying to figure out what happened with possible gunshots fired. in the meantime, the search for the suspect is continuing. they have just released the apartment complex just now allowing folks to come back into the apartment co
morning. thanks for joining us for news 4. i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs on tuesday, the 21st day of september, 2010. beautiful sight. the sun beginning to show its light around here. kind of a beautiful sky of in the horizon. 58 degrees right now. let's find out what kind of day we're going to have. >> there's a chill in the air. >> there is. temperatures will quickly climb. we ought to make it into the 70s by late morning. near 80 by afternoon. shenandoahalley to interstate 95. 40s most locations. right in washington, upper 50s. and right near the wat is low 60s. inland, eastern shore now, low 50s. out of the mountains of western maryland, many locations in the 40s right now. and we have a clear sky than to high pressure nosing down from ontario that will be with us throughout the day today with plenty of sunshine. wming us to near 80 degrees with the strong, late september sun. tomorrow, winds shifting into the southwest will bring in summer like warmth. near 90 tomorrow afternoon. lots of sun. after midnight wednesday night through midday thursday, a chance of a passing shower
they are telling us they are bringing in buses so that some of the residents can sit on the bus and not be out here on the street. of course we will give you the latest as it is available. reporting live in northwest washington, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >>> the u street corridor is open again after a seven-hour shutdown yesterday. police cordoned the area off after a shooting after a funeral. the driver had been shot and passenger was killed. a friend of the panel said he witnessed another shooting last month and was scared his life might be in danger. officers took two people in to custody but no word whether they were charged in the shooting yesterday. >>> an update on the death of a green party candidate for the u.s. senate in maryland. in a written statement, henry said, i can think of no greater honor than to run my daughter's race to the finish line. henry will go up against incumbent senator barbara mikulski. a walter reed doctor who refused to deploy to afghanistan because he dunn believe that president obama was born in the united states is facing another legal setback. during a hearing
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
! that will hurt. that same storm gave us some rain. >> meorologist veroca johnson is here with the latest. >> yeah, we needed it. we didn't get a lot though. only a few hundredths of an inch of rain. you can see on the map here, the mid-atlantic where most of the severe weather was. across new jersey, staten isnd area around new york city. also the southeast pocket of ohio there with nine tornado reports coming out o the area. now it is well south and east of the area so continuing clearing we'll have and it will be a cool night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now
on camera using handicapped spaces leaving those who need them without any place to park. we start off with that fox 5 investigation weeks in the making. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. >> and i'm shawn yancy. handicapped parking spots at a local metro lot not going to those in need. tonight we confront the drivers taking them. tissue thompson s live with answers. >> reporter: -- tisha thompson is live with the answers. >> reporter: this came from a tip who wrote us saying come to the parking lot during lunch hour. check the joggers in spiked heels or running shoes running for the trains. all you need is a handicapped sticker. who is checking? so we came out to the branch avenue metro station and checked out these metro handicapped spots and we got answers even we weren't expecting. the moon is still up. the cats are still on the prowl, but the first row of handicapped parking is already full at the branch avenue metro station in prince george's county. >> that's why i get here as early as i do. >> reporter: celestine walker has knee problems and snagged the first space in the
her future. good morning, thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs. today i trsday. it is the 16th day of sepmber 2010. let's take a live look outside this morning. we have some clouds above us right now. nice day at 66 degrees. going to get warm, too. here's tom. >> a southerly breeze will increase this afternoon, that will sweep in some warmth and get us into the mid 80s probably by midternoon. then a front moves in fromhe midwest and looks like it may trigger some showers in the mountains by midafternoon. shenandoah valley by perhaps late afternoon, and here inthe metro area after sunset. so thankfully much-needed rain coming our way. let's look at temperatures now. it's off to a pleasant start on this thursday morning. we're in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington. and right near the water, only in the 50s though in western maryland and much of west virginia, eastern shore mid 60s. and right at the beach, it's near 70. and if a few of those showers moving in, where you see passing showers in ohio, kentucky, and sout
this morning before the planned burning of the koran in florida. >> thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." >> it is september 9th, 2010. here's a look as the sun gets ready to rise on a nice cool fall-like morning. >> a change from yesterday. yesterday was pretty warm. >> in fact temperatures have dropped about 35 degrees since yesterday afternoon. and now we've got that first glow in the eastern horizon. sunrises are getting later and later. sunrise this morning about 45 minutes away. right now 65 in washington and it's in just the hlow 60s in prince george's county. upper 60s mere tnear the water. weather watchers reporting from the shenandoah valley and around the blue ridge only in the fifth there. we'll have highs today, though, with this strong september sun climbing into the upper 70s to near 80 and we'll have lots of sun again top. a bit of a blustery wind, but increasing clouds saturday, much needed rain likely sunday. how is the traffic? >>> volume on the increase, but fortunately no big accidentses to report right now. 270 headed southbound always the first to show and today i
is joining us live from 495. >> reporter: anybody that has ever driven along the 395 corridor during rush hour know how bad it can be. but many drivers fear with the opening of this new mark center, many people fear that rush hour conditions on 395 could get much, much worse. two hours a day worth in fact. and last night, hundreds of fairfax county residents preparedded with the officials at the department of defense to delay the opening till better transportation is in place. they say it will be intolerable conditions for drivers. and now 6400 people are set to start working at the mark center next fall. he was built nowhere near a metro station. it would force and influx much drivers on the i495 corridor, tacking on an average of two hours are to the commute. the department of defense says don't worry, we got a plan. they are going to stagger work hours and encourage workers to carpool. but there are people are saying there's no way that will work. >> this is absurd to our intelligence. i beg you to look at the idea of true mass transportation. >> reporter: that's a terrible thought. an
down. i want to let you know about chain bridge being closed because of ongoing bridge repair. use the 14th street bridge, roosevelt or key bridge. the traffic from 123 is being diverted away from the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a su
just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this attack was random. a woman standing at the bus stop waiting for the bus. someone approached her from behind and began to assault her. >> reporter: it happened just before 4:30 this morning on franconia road, a major commuter route. a man jogging by found the woman. police were there within minutes. a quiet suburban area. >> it's very unusual for this area, this neighborhood. we have been here for 40 years and never had a problem. >> reporter: the victim is expected to be okay and is recovering at fairfax hospital. for people who live in this community, the hope is that the suspect is caught quickly. >> we have good police patr
one jewelry distributor said it could be worth more than $50,000. >>> stay with us. we have much more still ahead, your weather, traffic and stop stories as fox 5 morning news at 5:00 begins now. >>> start you off with a look at hurricane earl this morning continuing to take aim at the eastern seaboard. evacuations are beginning in parts of north carolina and the hurricane could ruin labor day weekend plans for million of people including people right here in our region. >> let's take a look at exactly how things are shaping up for us here on this wednesday more than, september 1st. a live look at our nation's capital to get you started on this wednesday. >>> good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us. let's say good morning to tucker barnes with a look at what is happening here. >> good morning. just getting the latest on earl. maximum winds down to 125 miles per hour. that is a category three hurricane. still a major hurricane. very dangerous. it will be approaching the mid- atlantic here during the
of an ambulance accident investigation that continues. we will have more on that coming up. use route 4 as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures we
opportunities to do good. >> stay with us now. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> cooldown. there is a chill in the air with another summer like blast right around the corner. >>> campus crime. police lock up another suspect in nnection with a string of robberies involving the university of maryland students. >>> driving distracted. a national problem under the microscope in d.c. today. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. 21st of september, 2010. a live look outside right now at 5:01 a.m. it is 57 degrees. cool, chilly start to the morning. looking for a jacket. couldn't find one, tom. had to break out all the winter stuff, i guss. >> in fact, we do have temperatures in many locations down into the 40s in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. 58 at national airport. near the bay, 60. elsewhere, 50s and 40s throughout much of the region. mountains, 40s. western maryland, west virginia, eastern shore, low 50s. we have a clear sky, bright, full moon competing with very bright jupiter. this was tak by one of our viewers last night. david took this of jupiter and its moons. we'r
respond. >> young people who hang out in front of 1200 north cabral told us a driver and a white van pulled up and promised them temporary campaign jobs if they went to this early voting site and voted for the mayor. some had to register, and voted for fenty, but the jobs never came through. >> they just write to us for a vote and never contacted us for a job. >> mayor fendi said there was no way to investigate such an allegation without more information. today the mayor did not identify the driver. >> every once in awhile in running a big organization, some won't will do something that is counter to the training. there will be personnel action taken is something untoward was done. >> that might have stepped outside the ethical rules to be able to meet their quotas. >> we ask if attorneys were also questioning the young people were making the allegations. >> has anyone called do? >> no one at all. >> the mayor is in a tough fight for reelection and greeted voters after another mayoral election. >> we appreciate your bringing the information to us, but this was not someone who eit
've got to give them a reason to vote for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work
at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. >>> well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. >>> a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fir
misthe country theoretically. >> but not for the traffic. stay with you us, new 4/contis continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> a car slamses in to a building leaves two injured. we'll hear from witnesses. good morning, i'm pat lawson. >>> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today." we want to take a live look outside. it is 64 degrees. a nice refreshing morning. stars twinkling out in the sky. >> fall starting to set in. >> and some of the leaves are setting down only because it's so darn dry. we have had will this will drought on going and there we go, another string of dry days coming up. we do finally have a likelihood of much needed rain arriving on sunday, but for this thursday morning, no travel problems. off to work and school under a mostly clear sky now. and temperatures 66 at national airport. it's cool, down into the upper 50s now in western fairfax county, louden, parts of prince william. blue ridge, northern montgomery only near 60. and low 60s now in arlington and in prince george's county, southern montgomery is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and w
. earlie this month, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing it stretched for block. a local moving company hped her pack up yesterday after we aired her story on news4 today. we learned that city officials gave her a place to stay last night. we're told she also accep
been reported. we hope someone calls us. we have a lot of resources, orking with the metropolitan police and the fire investigators. we are hoping something will pride information we need the community's help. >> back on august 25th. you believe they were connected? >> yes, 2350i6, six, a half dozen or so that we believe are connected. several others, well over a dozen that may be coected. again, some of the fires may have been mechanical. we have things we are looking out to rule out. since they all occurred in this area, same time frame, there are suspicions about this. we are hopeful someoneas information to help us close some of the cases. >> thanks for joining us. nobody has been injured. they happen late at nightor early in the morning. 202-67-arson, if you have any information. >> a two year-old is in critical condition at children's hospital when the toddler accidently shot himself in the cst. it happened on elliott drive monday morning. the toddler found a loaded gun hidden under a bed. his 16 year-old brother, they say, stole the gun and hid it in the toddler bedroom. he
the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police investigating the incident believe it was an accident. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that's impossible for children to tangle in. but some residents
: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. weeshsashington d.c. the washington d.c. the place. on begin! >> this is fox5 news at 10:00. >> fox 5 all over the big stories tonight. tragedy in virginia, a mother and two children killed in a terrible fire. tonight, her heroic final moments. >>> also ahead, furniture, boxes, electronics, lining four city blocks, and all of this stuff is from one apartment. the story behind the mess. >>> and he may look like a door to door salesman, but police say he cleaned out a house, and tonight we're talking to the homeowners who caught the so called preppy burglar on camera. >>> we begin tonight with the horrific fire in virginia. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. the fire killed a mother and two children and the mother helped save three other children from a burning house. will thomas is live on scene tonight. will. >> reporter: good evening. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire that started about 8:30. you look over there, you can see flash lights. those
holding forth giving us another dry day with plenty of sunshine and should be a bit hotter too. afternoon highs in the upper 80s. more of the same tomorrow. a front coming through midday with clouds and giving us a small chance of a shower and blustery wind. we'll cool down thursday and friday. highs 70s with sunshine. ashley, how's the traffic now? >> good morning, jumping into virginia, taking a look at 66 in the eastbound direction, this is the pace past route 50 all the way to the beltway. you're in the clear. through falls church heading through arlington, clean bill of health as well. all is quiet through college park making the trip towards the silver spring area. lanes are open and 95 also getting off -- volume is on the increase at this early hour but still at the posted speed limit for the remainder of your troop 395 and into the freeway. back to you. >>> summer vacation is finally over this morning for hundreds of thousands of children in our area students in several counties go back to school and megan mcgrath is live. >> reporter: a number of jurisdictions went back to school
the montgomery county agriculture farm park -- and those whe bags, those are sandbags, were used as a buffer while these devices were interrupted by the bomb team in case there were shrapnel or other debris that would fly when that was done. everything was detonated and taken care of safely, but it was a tense situation earlier this morning. this actually began as a report of suicide in the apartment of the 400 block of sunnybrook ter race inaithersburg. once inside, though, pice officers saw what they believe to be pipe bombs and other bomb-making materials. they callethe bomb squad, the entire building was evacuated, and that's when the bombs were removed by the special teams. the robots were wearing the full protective gear as they removed the pipe bombs. they were brought to this location where they were disrupted. can you talk a little bit about the threat here? first of all, were these, indeed, real explosive bombs, pipe bombs, and what was the danger to residents of that apartment building? >> definitely bomb-making materials. they obviously were in a pipe omb type of vessel. so havin
. thank you for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons for for gurvir dhindsa. >> we do start with a traffic alert. they call it terrible traffic tuesday according to aaa mid- atlantic. can you thank a combination of back to school and back from vacation traffic. aaa says the d.c. metro area has the second worst grid lock in the nation and it doesn't help that half of the the three million commuters drive to work alone. can you expect busier than normal roads today as students in northern virginia start the new school year. >> it will be a nice day to go back to school. it will be a little warm if them as the day heads on. >> but during the morning hours when you are heading to school, not bad at all. temperatures in the 60s for the most part. 70degrees right now in washington. let's take a look at the current conditions being reported at reagan national where the report is 70 degrees. relative humidity is at 73%. winds out of the south at 10 miles per hour. barometric pressure is on the rise. here is a look at the satellite- radar composite for the region. and things lo
. apparently it is training that is the issue. the people that were supposed to set them up and use them today had some problems setting them up. about six machines not working at this point or maybe they have been fixed at this point. but at last talk to the elections officials they told us they are having some issues. but the precincts are still open. you are still able to go in and fill out a ballot like i did this morning with a pencil and paper. basically the easy way of doing it instead of going to the new high-tech machines. now let's talk about the candidates. a busy morning. a lot of them up very early this morning. we have some video of vincent gray this morning voting at the precinct near his home in southeast, along alabama avenue. that happened about an hour and a half ago. he voted there near his home. also we have been told that adrian fenty also voted near his home on 13th street northwest. we're in the process of trying to get that video. it's on the way back to the station. we'll get it on as soon as possible. but we do have some video about 5:30 this morning of a rally that
on the victim. yet yesterday afternoon, we found this sneaker which the victim's mother tells us belonged to her. we called police and asked them to pick it up. that was yesterday, 6:00 in the afternoon. guess what? it is now tuesday and it is still here. >> so you just called them, you call them and tell them i will be sitting here until they come. i am not moving until they pick the sneaker up. >> maryland state police officers eventually returned to the scene and the investigation would be thorough. >>> somehow wants a law calling for more safety on bike paths and she wants that law to carry her dead daughter's name. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >> thank you. a driver accused of hitting a pedestrian now faces involuntary manslaughter charges. this after the 26-year-old austrian woman she allegedly struck died. police say shamika adams was about to turn left off of 18th street when her car ran over the median on september 8. two pedestrians were hit, then the car veered into a restaurant. adams also faces dwi charges. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries ton
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
use going camping. the propane tanks had pipes with shotgun shells attached to them. he also had two pipe bombs that contained fireworks-type explosives. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, it -- i'll [ bleep ] explode. >> reporter: the standoff came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, promming s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical in evidence the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning. while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control the lobby area where the confrontation took plac
was really thinking is this really her? >> reporter: a school spoke person tells us the students will be refunded and the school will review procedures for booking concerts so they don't get duped again. >>> the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >> a thief in the night. the news edge on a string of burglaries in fairfax county has neighborhoods on high alert. tonight police linked the brazen burglar to dozens of crimes and fear there may be more. fox 5's roz plater live in the newsroom to kick things off. >> one of the victims told me tonight he had fallen asleep on his couch about 2:00 in the morning. he heard a noise and thought he was dreaming. turns out he wasn't. that bold burglar walked right through the unlocked front door. tonight police are worried the stakes may be even higher now that burglar has gotten his hands on two handguns. in just the past month fairfax county police say a lone burglar has struck at least 64 times and boy, is he ever brazen. >> he doesn't seem to care whether you're home or not. that's the part that scares me. >
their paths will keep them away from the eastern u.s. but bermuda will probably be in the sights of igor and most likely julia will not affect anything but can't rule out the eastern coast being affected by igor. more a little bit later. >> a lot to watch. >>> let's get a check of some of the other morning's top stories. ann curry is at the news desk. >> in the news over the weekend, indications that iran's on again/off again release of american hiker sarah shourd is on again. sunday iran's judiciary said she can be released on $500,000 bail after being held more than a year. stephanie gosk is following developments. where do things stand? >> reporter: right now shourd is still in custody. herawyer says they're twatding for the $500,000 bail to be cleared and then she wil be released. under the conditions of bail, she's allowed to leave iran but her trial on charges of esonage is going forward along with the trial of the two other u.s. hikers who were arrested with her in 2009. over the weekend u.s. offials said they were cautiously optimistic that showered would be rereleased but intern
out the weapons and the tactics used during a prison riot. >>> caught on camera, auto workers drinking beer and smoking what appears to be pot on their lunch break. it didn't happen just once. the exclusive investigation that's ignited a scandal. >>> we'll begin with that massive fire. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolt near and i'm shawn yancy. the flames broke out in one house and spread through parts of that manassas neighborhood within a matter of minutes. fox 5's bob barnard is there tonight on the still dropping story. >> reporter: this fire still smoldering seven hours later. you can see fire crews putting water on some hotspots. in the middle the house that was there is gone. on either side two others destroyed. take a look at this thing from the air. sky fox above the raging infernos around 4:00, three homes up in flames, but the scores of firefighters called to the scene, it's a losing battle for them. later from the ground the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas looks like something here exploded destroying those three homes, the heat damaging several others.
seaboard. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this early thursday, i am alison starling. . >> i am pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin is in the weather center with what to expect for the day ahead. >> looks nice for the immediate metro area. coastal flood advisory for later this afternoon. those are areas accustomed to title f. we have temperatures for the most part holding in the '60s and '70s. temperatures from north carolina although weather above network. we will show you temperatures of 75 in gaithersburg, 73 in fairfax. if the satellite and radar are quiet, but lower right-hand corner of the screen, hurricane earl pushing towards the north- northeast. we will keep up stated throughout the morning. first, let's look at the mosalla commute with lisa baden. >>> a politic in the ashburn area of virginia. it is at ashburn village boulevard. overnight road work on eastbound 66, the last exit to take you on to 495 north is still closed, but should open in 30 minutes. let's lo
vacation traffic. d.c. metro has the second worst gridlock in the nation. joining us from along the beltway, john townsend. good morning. >> good morning. >> i guess we can be glad we don't have the worst. >> we have the second worst. look at this on 95 and 495. the concourse of 95 and 495, absolute gridlock. this will take almost 45 minutes to untangle and if you're here and you don't see or hear us, your stuck in absolute gridlock. >> how much can we blame on this terrible traffic tuesday, back to school and back to work, as opposed to any other tuesday this time of year? >> well if you live in this area, you know it's been a bad summer. especially in summer with all of the construction going on. but now this is ground zero because everyone comes back to work, everybody is back from vacation and all of the school systems are operational today and that explains this next us of gridlock that we see here today and will feel throughout the area. think about this, there are 3 million workers in our area, 1.5 million of them will drive to work alone. 500,000 people on metro. and you have to inc
, a look at the u.s. foster care system. daniel heimpel joins us. this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] host: good morning, and welcome to "washington journal" for wednesday, september 27, 2010. president obama travels to new york for the u.n. general assembly. he will talk health care reform at a back yard reception in virginia s and meet with insurance commissioners and this evening, a democratic fund- raiser. the house returns to washington for a few days of business and the senate continues work. yesterday it did not move for the defense authorization bill and overturning "don't ask, don't tell." a ban on gays openly serving in the military. top story today, a new book by bob woodward about inside the white house. but with the president and his top military advisers and recounts a tough decision on whether to build up true spirit that is our topic this morning. you can give us a call and way and -- we are also on line. and you can find us on twitter. the top story and "the washington
. consumer borrowing fell in july. house holds bullet cut back on credit card use for the 23rd month in a row. that is a drag on the economy have which is powered by consumer spending. >>> when we think of customizing a car we may think of rims and spoilers but eyelashes, meet car lashes they atrap above the head lights and they are selling out. the first 2,000 are gone and another 10,000 orders on file. the cost 25 there's a pair. you can also buy eye liner for your car for $20. >> why do i want that? >> i don't know. some people like it for the vw bug. it's cute. >> okay. >> okay. >> personality. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> we have today's money saver. today we will save you cash at the seafood section of the grocery store. >> you can save cash by not buying eyelashes for your car. something for everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk
give us an idea of what it was? you said you couldn't work with the chairman. has that changed? you campaigned for mayor fenty. your candidate lost. can you give us any reaction? >> i don't think we went that far into discussion. we'll have those conversations a little later. >> he only had a comment about how to do things. why is that new when you just had to come in? >> you agree he has given the only comment? >> yes. >> there will be more meetings between the two. unless chancellor reed decides to leave, she'll be in place at least through the end of this year. still working for mayor fenty, well into next year after they take office, assuming they went to november's general election. >>> and you should know that there is talking anita, of the write-in campaign. it's a long shot, but there is a lot going on. >> what about rumors of her getting married this weekend? >> yes, we did follow her on to the elevator. >> yeah, we saw that. >> get this, we got a response from her fiance, we'll tell you what he had to say about that and her possibility of working somewhere else. >> lots ha
. >> it was açó busy day. now to a developing story this evening from southeast washingto police tell us an armored truck guard was shot in the eye at a popeye's on malcolm x boulevard. the armor truck driver drove the guard to a local hospital before police arrived at the scene. no word yet on the grd's condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a suicide investigation led to a bomb scare at an apartment complex overnight. the police went to the building in the 400 block of sunnybrook terrace after the suicide was reported and that's when they found three pipe bombs. police ended up detonating the bombs in a field. the apartment complex had to be evacuated during the ordeal. it is not clear w made those bombs. >>> well, it is election-eve in the district and tonight mayor adrian fuente wrapped upthe last full day of campaigning. trying to sway any last of-minute undecided and urging people to get out the vote. tomherwood joins us. >> reporter: fenty is trailing gray in every poll. >> four more years! >> reporter: they're for fenty. >> no more yes! >>eporter: they're for gray. and then th
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wednesday, near 80. area of low pressure will give us a small chance of a passing shower thursday night. perhaps into friday morning. weave to dry out a bit with highs near 80. now let's check traffic on this tuesday morning. jerry, how is it looking? >> looking good this morning so far. capital beltway, inner loop and outer loop, top side from american league to bridge doi fine. south side, no woies. getting from an trues air force base to alexandria to i-95 moving along nicely. speaking of the wilson bridge, here's the outer loop, the inner loop. again, moving along with the travel lanes open. >> thank you, jerry. >> today could decide who the next mayor of the district will be. voters will heado the polls in about two hours. fenty is vying for second term but he is facing challenge from vincent gray whoeads in most preelection polls. may dpan mcgrath is live in northwest washington, one of the main polling stations today. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning. just hours to go. two hours to be exact before the polls open this morning. and this has been an interesting and som
around the bay. at the atlantic beaches, high clouds on an upper level flow. 20,000 feet, with us from time to time throughout the afternoon. mostly sunny. winds gusting to 20 miles an hour. high temperatures in the low 80s by mid afternoon. a look at the rest of the week, and into the tropics, active right now. we will look at the weekend as well. coming up in a couple of minutes. igor nd julia. >> y we will take a look at that. >> problems on the roads? >> we will see how we are doing along interstate 66. not too bad through fair oaks, a couple of miles down the road, near the exit for nothing street, tying up the right side of the roadway. >> chopper4, on wildale between west patrick street and key parkway. the road is closed to traffic. bause of that, two shopping centers without water at this hour. that will be closed for some time. >>> new today, nbc news has learned that detained higher sarah shourd has been released. she was arrested and accused of spying. shourd is reportedly in bad health and releaseod humanitarian grounds. it is unknown if bail was paid before she was releas
. >> briefly, yes. remarkable couple of years. a long time ago. stay with us, we've got "news 4 today" continues right now at 5:00. >> breaking news, three people are dead in an overnight crash involving an ambulance. we are live with dails. >> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, september 16th, 2010. we want to take a live look outside right now. it is 65 degrees. a cool, refreshing morning. another autumn day. tom says clouds are moving in. good morning to you, tom. >> well, to help out our parched region with the drought ongoing we have a chance for much-needed rain. that is probably not going to be arriving until this evening, after sunset. between nownd then, another dry day. and right now around our region the temperatures are showing a mild start compared to the last couple oforning when it's been rather chilly. right ow it's generally in the low 60s in the suburbs and rural areas. upper 60s in washington and near the waters. out in the mountains, low 50s in many locations. eastn shore in the low 60s. and as we take a l
and thunderstorm activity is out of here after providing some of us fireworks during the evening hours and we are left with warm temperatures. didn't really cool us down a whole lot. 74-degree at reagan national. 67 in baltimore. 67 out at dulles. you get the idea here, these temperatures much warmer than they've been the last couple of mornings. 67 in winchester. the shower and thunderstorm activity was kind of spotty in nature, kind of isolated. some of us got some pretty big storms. that has slipped off the coast. the morning fog will burn off and we'll be left with a hot and humid one this afternoon with once again temperatures jumping into the 90s. remember, it is the first full day of fall. our average high temperature is in the upper 70s and we are talking about 90s. mother nature is not willing to give up on summer quite eighty. highs later this afternoon with lots of sunshine in the low 90s. 91 here in town and just hot. not expecting a shower and/or thunderstorm activity later today. so it will be a quiet one. >> let's see if it is quiet out o
september 13th, 7:00. good morning and thanks for being with us, i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. a lot of redskins fans will be going on little sleep this morning after a nail-biting win against the cowboys. it came down to the final play. it looked like things were tied up with no time on the clock. but hold on. there was a holding penalty on dallas. the play was wiped out and the redskins were handed a victory. i don't like how that sounds -- handed a victory. the guy shouldn't have pulled him like that. dave ross will join us coming up in just a few minutes. >> we'll take the victory. >> exactly. >>> a lot of people sleepy eyed because of the game. >> and the vma's. >> a lot of people will enjoy that. >>> tucker that looked ominous with the fog rolling in. >> visibility less than a quarter mile. we have a dense fog advisory to the west until 9:00 this morning. i'll show you the maps and we'll talk about a nice looking monday. as we get into the afternoon. but a dense fog advisory until 9:00. all of the counties in gray. so not t
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
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